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Have you ever rushed out the door, running a few minutes late to work, just to discover your car won’t start? There is never a convenient time for this to happen. The most common culprit is a dead car battery. Fortunately, there are some common issues that will indicate if you have a bad battery before it finally gives out entirely.

How do you know if your car battery is bad?  Here are three big signs to look for:

Have you wondered how do you know if your car battery is bad? Consider the three signs indicating that a car battery replacement is imminent. Call us today!
21
Mar
2018

Have you ever rushed out the door, running a few minutes late to work, just to discover your car won’t start? There is never a convenient time for this to happen. The most common culprit is a dead car battery. Fortunately, there are some common issues that will indicate if you have a bad battery before it finally gives out entirely.

How do you know if your car battery is bad?  Here are three big signs to look for:

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Just like oil lubricates the engine of your vehicle, radiator fluid, a combination of water and anti-freeze, lubricates the water pump which circulates the radiator fluid in the engine for cooling purposes. After extended use, the radiator fluid loses its lubrication properties and its ability to keep from freezing at sub-zero temperatures. When this happens, it’s time for a much-needed radiator service.

So you may be asking, is a radiator drain sufficient or is a radiator flush necessary? Flushing the radiator injects 4 to 5 gallons of anti-freeze through the cooling system which cleans out all of the old anti-freeze and any contaminants that have accumulated in the cooling system. It is a fairly inexpensive process that should be performed every year, or as recommended in your owner's manual.

The benefits of a radiator flush far outweigh the cost of paying for radiator repair. Most vehicles should have a complete radiator service at least once a year.
05
Mar
2018

Just like oil lubricates the engine of your vehicle, radiator fluid, a combination of water and anti-freeze, lubricates the water pump which circulates the radiator fluid in the engine for cooling purposes. After extended use, the radiator fluid loses its lubrication properties and its ability to keep from freezing at sub-zero temperatures. When this happens, it’s time for a much-needed radiator service.

So you may be asking, is a radiator drain sufficient or is a radiator flush necessary? Flushing the radiator injects 4 to 5 gallons of anti-freeze through the cooling system which cleans out all of the old anti-freeze and any contaminants that have accumulated in the cooling system. It is a fairly inexpensive process that should be performed every year, or as recommended in your owner's manual.

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If you’re purchasing a used car, it is wise to learn as much as possible about the car repair, maintenance, and ownership history of that car. Ask your trusted mechanic about how to check the car service history so that you don’t end up with a lemon in your garage.

Listed below are three important points to check about the car service history before purchasing a used vehicle:

  1. The types and frequency of preventative car maintenance and services that were completed on the vehicle, including accident history;
  2. All vehicle manufacturers recalls that were issued since the vehicle was new and whether or not they were resolved; and
  3. The ownership history of the vehicle since it was first purchased.
If you are buying a used car & want to know how to check the car service history, talk to your mechanic & ask for advice about car repair issues.
20
Feb
2018

If you’re purchasing a used car, it is wise to learn as much as possible about the car repair, maintenance, and ownership history of that car. Ask your trusted mechanic about how to check the car service history so that you don’t end up with a lemon in your garage.

Listed below are three important points to check about the car service history before purchasing a used vehicle:

  1. The types and frequency of preventative car maintenance and services that were completed on the vehicle, including accident history;
  2. All vehicle manufacturers recalls that were issued since the vehicle was new and whether or not they were resolved; and
  3. The ownership history of the vehicle since it was first purchased.
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